It Can't Happen Here - A Staged Reading by Sinclair Lewis
3 Dates · Jan 18 - Jan 20
The Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield and The Boylston Room at Keystone Mill, Easthampton.
Arena Civic Theatre presents a staged reading of It Can't Happen Here.
1/18 & 1/19 The Greenfield Gallery, Greenfield(1/18's performance will feature a talk back session following the reading)
1/20 The Boylston Room at Keyston Mill, Easthampton
It Can't Happen Here is Sinclair Lewis' 1936 novel about the rise of fascism in America. Set during the Great Depression and under the shadow of Huey Long, the story detailed events yet to play out across Europe with the outbreak of World War II. Lewis explores political trends and social patterns that remain familiar -- and ominous -- today. More of a call to action than an alarm, the novelist renders a chilling and prophetic world that remains timely and frighteningly relevant in this faithful adaptation commissioned in 2016 by Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
Featuring the talents of ACT veteran actors Jerry Marcanio, Alana Martineau, Louise Krieger, Keleigh Pereira, Christine Voytko and more.
Directed by Russ Ekstrom
This was a fundraising performance for ACT.